Heroes

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Steve Pavey Question

Post your questions/comments here by noon on Wednesday, February 10.

Try to respond to all of the sources. You can synthesize your questions or you can break them up. It's up to you how you format it. But make sure you read every one and respond to as many as possible.

The sources can be found in the email from Kurt and Kremena on February 5th--or in the links below.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Community

Steve Pavey-Acompanimiento-2014

Accompaniment as Policy

Baldwin-White Problem-1964

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Class Notes 2/3

Notes from our visit with Tanya and Christian Torp at the Justice House. Thank you, Hannah Logsdon, for taking these and typing them up!

CETA Notes Wednesday, Feb. 3rd, 2015


Community Dinner with Tanya and Christian Torp (plus cats, Miriam and Zopora) at the Justice House (which has a facebook page you can follow!)


Tanya and Christian chose a place to live based on perceived needs of the neighborhood: as they lived there, they realized the needs and problems were different than they expected. They live in a food desert, which means there is no grocery within three miles (however, there is fast food).


Christian works with Seadleaf, and is an accomplished gardener. They turned their front yard into a community garden, and have an “urban farm” in the back yard, including rabbits, chickens, bees, and more garden space. Tanya and Christian also help alleviate hunger in their neighborhood by going on Costco runs and hosting weekly Saturday morning breakfasts, called “Hines Breakfast” after the previous owner of the house, who started the tradition. You too are invited to these!


The Justice House also has classes. Christian teaches canning, gardening, and larding, and neighbors sometimes teach art. The house also hosts alternative spring break students and retreats! Tanya sees it like Rivendell: a place where you should want for nothing.

The Torps are very passionate about Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. This organization started in Eastern Kentucky, when mining companies told residents that they might have the rights to their houses, but the mining company had rights to what was under them. Residents stood up to having their property hollowed out and their water sources polluted, and together, they won. Since, Kentuckians have banded together to push big issues. In Lexington, the issue is voting, particularly to do with felon voting rights.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This I Believe #4

Same as last week, please post your essay here before class on Tuesday. Please also remember to bring a printed copy of your essay to class and be prepared to read it aloud.

Class Notes 2/2

Notes from our in class discussion on February 2nd. Thank you, Hannah Logsdon, for taking these! 

CETA Notes February 2nd

This I Believe Essays
1: Trent
2: Devin
3: Ashley

Teddy collected names of community members—If you didn’t say 2, send names to Teddy by Wednesday. You can also send more than two.

Info from Kurt:
1: Notice the papers behind the sewing machines stating post-sewing protocol. When you leave your station, the machine should be threaded, at stitch length 4, pattern set to straight. If your machine breaks, write “not working” on a piece of paper and put it under the foot. If three machines are like this, email Kurt, Kremena, and Dae Dae.
2: Guide to making capes will be sent by email.

Due Dates:
Tuesday the 9th: Your cape done minus string.
Wednesday the 10th: Logo for community member done.

Georgia’s advice for working with kids:

1) Talk with you teacher to get a basic idea of the kids and their abilities
2) Show examples to the kids
3) Keep things simple and clear—I.E. don’t say both “logo” and “symbol”
4) There are lots of ways to get kids to open up about their “superpower”—collages, drawings, and writings help, and you can work from their interests toward why they have those interests, ultimately to get to the personal qualities those interests express. You don’t have to mention “superpower” right away!
5) Don’t forget to count your kids!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tanya Torp question

Post your questions by 12 Noon on Wednesday, February 3.

Remember to include context to connect your question directly to one specific reading/source (of the 3 provided by Tanya Torp) or to frame a question about how 2 or 3 of the sources speak to similar issues.
source #1
source #2
source #3

Sunday, January 31, 2016

This I Believe essay #3

Same as last week, please post your essay here before class on Tuesday. Please also remember to bring a printed copy of your essay to class and be prepared to read it aloud.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

This I Believe essay #2

Same as last week, please post your essay here before class on Tuesday. Please also remember to bring a printed copy of your essay to class and be prepared to read it aloud.